Chicco Urban Stroller Review: Best For You And Your Baby

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chicco urban stroller in infant carriage mode

In this Chicco Urban Stroller review, we will look at all the features and characteristics that make the Chicco Urban Stroller such a popular item. When a couple is expecting a new baby and/or buying a new stroller for a current child, there are many considerations:

From an experienced parent, the most important features you will want in a stroller are storage and ease-of-use. When you have a baby, there will be a lot of things you need to carry around. That, and if you're out shopping or otherwise pick up more things along the way, that storage is critical. And you will definitely want a stroller you can operate with one hand; if you've ever seen a parent try to open a two-handed stroller while holding a baby, you would understand why. Beyond this, it's quality and durability, comfort, and as always, cost.

What Is The Chicco Urban Stroller?

The Chicco Urban Stroller is a stylish, 6-in-1 modular stroller solution. With a simple click, your baby can ride the car seat, carriage, or stroller, facing inward towards mom or dad or outward to explore the world.

Chicco Urban Stroller Review

Product Specs

Chicco urban stroller in toddler mode

The highly flexible Chicco Urban Stroller has three different modes. In KeyFit carrier mode, the Chicco Urban Stroller uses a click in adapter designed to accept the number one rated Chico KeyFit Infant Car Seat. When the infant car seat is safely and securely locked into place, you will hear an audible "click".

In infant carriage mode, the toddler stroller seat converts into a carriage for smaller babies. It has an expandable canopy, a soft fabric insert, and a removable all-weather boot.

In toddler stroller mode, the Chicco Urban Stroller provides a toddler stroller seat for older children. It has a detachable arm bar. It also has an expandable canopy, a soft fabric insert, and a removable all-weather boot.

The Chicco Urban Stroller also features a padded push handle with sliding height adjustment, linked parking brakes, a large storage basket, and front swivel wheels. For storage, it folds down compactly. The Chicco Urban Stroller is suitable for use with children from birth to 50 pounds.

You can swap colors with the Urban color accessory kit. This kit features a color-lined canopy, seat cushion and harness covers, all-weather boot, and matching tote in alternate color (sold separately).

Unfolded, the Chicco Urban Stroller measures 35.3 inches long, 19.5 inches wide, and 40.8 inches high, and weighs 22.5 pounds.

Pricing

A new Chicco Urban Stroller can be had for an affordable price on eBay, all the way up to fairly expensive on Newegg. It is available from many retailers, such as Buy Buy Baby, Amazon, and Alby Baby. A reasonable price to pay at Target.

How It Compares

For the Chicco Urban Stroller review, we picked a few similar products to see how they compare. We like the following 3 products a lot:

  • Graco Modes Travel System
  • Britax B-Lively Stroller
  • Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight Tandem Stroller

Chicco Urban Stroller

Chicco Urban 6-in-1 Modular Stroller, Minerale
  • Transforms from Car Seat Carrier to Infant Carriage to Toddler Stroller
  • Baby can face forward or towards mom/dad in all 3 configurations, creating 6 unique strolling modes
  • Includes free adapter to accept all KeyFit and Fit2 infant car seats (car seat sold separately)

Features

Ratings

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1 year warranty

Pros

  • Many options and a much-loved bassinet option
  • The handlebar is adjustable, but after some time doesn't feel as stable

Cons

  • Large, heavy, and clumsy to push
  • Takes up a lot of room in the trunk
  • Wheels tend to jam

Graco Modes Travel System

Graco Modes Travel System, Nanette
  • Includes the Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 Infant Car Seat, rear facing for infants from 4-35 lbs. and up to 32"
  • 3 strollers in 1 with 10 riding options from infant to toddler: 1. Infant Car Seat Carrier 2. Infant Stroller 3. Toddler Stroller
  • Infant car seat: Seat attaches directly to the stroller frame for lightweight portability and can face you or the world for added flexibility

In this Chicco Urban Stroller review we compare the Graco Modes Travel System Stroller. Graco has been one of the world's most trusted baby product companies for over 60 years. The company is well-founded in safety and durability, and as they design their products, they always keep in mind the best intentions of loving parents.


The Graco Modes Travel System is an excellent stroller to stay with you as your baby grows from an infant to a toddler. It is 3 strollers in 1 and provides ten versatile riding options. The stroller comes with the Graco Snug Ride Snug Lock 35 Infant Car Seat and Base, allowing you to carry your baby seamlessly from the car to the stroller.


You can use it as an infant stroller or a car seat. The removable infant car seat detaches from the stroller frame for lightweight portability. For added flexibility, the included toddler seat reclines to allow your little one to face you or the world. In the forward-facing toddler car seat mode baby has a 3 position leg rest for a more comfortable ride. The Graco Modes Travel System is an ideal travel system for parents looking to purchase a combination stroller and infant car seat.


Parents will appreciate the parent tray with covered storage and two cup holders, plus a child's tray with cup holders. A one-hand standing fold with automatic storage latch provides convenience. A 3 or 5 point convertible harness with removable covers grows with your child, and lockable front swivel wheels give improved maneuverability

Unfolded, the Graco Modes Travel Stroller measures 23.7 inches long, 21.8 inches wide, and 35.4 inches high. It weighs 44 pounds and is suitable for use with children from birth to 50 pounds.

Features

Ratings

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1 year warranty

Pros

  • Lightweight and maneuverable with one hand
  • Seat transforms into a bassinet
  • Car seat is easy to install
  • Easy to assemble

Cons

  • We have no cons to report

Britax B-Lively Stroller

Britax B-Lively & B-Safe 35 Travel System, Raven
  • Travel System includes B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat and base, B-Lively Stroller, and car seat adapters
  • Surrounded in safety: Car seat has a layer of side impact protection, steel frame, and impact absorbing base
  • Modern lightweight stroller design has one-hand quick fold for easy transport, extra-large storage basket, quiet peek-a-boo window, and large UV 50+ canopy

We next compare the Britax B-Lively Stroller. Cruise smooth with the B-Lively & B-Safe 35 Travel System combining the Britax B-Lively Lightweight Stroller, B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat, and Britax car seat adapters in one convenient box.


Easy installation using SafeCenter latch and built-in seat belt lock-offs makes it simple to secure the infant car seat base. Using the included adapter, you can securely attach the infant car seat to the stroller to make a brilliant travel system that is perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle. A near-flat stroller infinite recline keeps them comfortable on the go.


The large UV protected canopy with breathable ventilation window provides protection for your child on sunny or rainy days and has a large zipper pocket on the back. The peek-a-boo window lets you check in on your little one without disrupting their nap. Before heading out, store your baby gear in the extra-large stroller storage basket with convenient front access.


This modern lightweight stroller design features an all-wheel suspension system for everyday easy strolling. The smooth ride will not wake baby up. The B-Lively Stroller will not weigh you down thanks to its lightweight frame. Designed with multi-tasking parents in mind, the 3-wheel configuration for smooth maneuverability and the one-hand quick fold make this Britax stroller easy to navigate and transport.


Keep your baby surrounded in safety. The B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat is engineered with Britax's top safety technologies. The car seat features a layer of side impact protection. The patented SafeCell Impact Protection System includes a steel frame, energy-absorbing base, V-shaped tether to minimize seat rotation, and staged-release stitches that slow and reduce forward movement in the event of a crash. The B-Safe 35 is FAA approved without the base.

Unfolded, the B-Lively Stroller measures 40 inches long, 24 inches wide, and 39.5 inches high. The B-Lively Stroller is suitable for use with children from birth to 55 pounds and weighs 30 pounds.


The interior seat width is 11 inches. The infant car seat dimensions are 17.75 inches wide by 25 inches high by 26.5 inches deep. Harness slot heights go from 5 to 11 inches. The rear-facing infant car seat area is 13 inches deep and 8.75 inches wide and is rated for babies from 4 to 35 pounds with a height of 32 inches or less.

Features

Ratings

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2 year warranty

Pros

  • Very easy to put together
  • Directions are explicit and simple to follow
  • Maneuvers well over flat walks, grass and small stones
  • The canopy is large and protects against the sun
  • Super light to pick up and put in the car
  • Smooth ride

Cons

  • We have no cons to report

Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight Tandem Stroller

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller, Black
  • The lightest weight, most compact, and maneuverable double stroller available allows your older child to sit and stand on the rear platform or bench seat. 22 lbs
  • 2 year warranty is 4 times longer than the Baby Trend Sit and Stand warranty and 2 times longer than the Graco Ready2Grow warranty - Satisfaction Guaranteed. Features three point harness in rear bench seat
  • Includes Parent Organizer and a Universal Car Seat Adapter that fits most major brands. Check the Joovy website for the most recent list. Never allow a rear seated child to use the canopy as a hand hold

Finally, let's look at the Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight Tandem Stroller. The Caboose Too Ultralight comes with 2 full-size reclining seats. The front seat has a 3 position recline, and the rear seat has a 130-degree recline.


The Caboose Too Ultralight is like having 2 strollers in one. If your children are young and close in age, you can take full advantage of the two full-size reclining seats.


The Caboose Too Ultralight seat bridges the gap when children are too young to ride or stand on the back. As your children grow, the Caboose Too Ultralight adapts, allowing your older child to ride on the rear bench seat or the standing platform. This becomes more and more important as the older child develops their sense of independence.


The removable rear seat installs easily onto the existing rear bench seat and stroller frame. It can accommodate a child from 6 months to 45 pounds The seat reclines and includes a 5 point harness. The front seat accommodates a child from 3 months to 45 pounds.


The Caboose Too Ultralight is compact and lightweight. The stroller weighs just over 23 pounds. The lightweight combined with its small footprint makes the Caboose Too Ultralight extremely maneuverable especially for a double stroller.


Just like the original Caboose Ultralight, the Caboose Too Ultralight features a huge oversized canopy, 3 position reclining front seat, large storage basket with side pockets, linked parking brakes, ball bearing wheels, all wheel suspension, universal car seat adapter, parent organizer plus a full size removable rear seat.


The Caboose Too Ultralight is ultra-maneuverable and compact. It has an easy trigger fold design. It accommodates two children.


Unfolded, the Caboose Too Ultralight Stroller measures 37 inches long, 21.5 inches wide, and 41.5 inches high. The Caboose Too Ultralight Stroller Weighs 23 pounds. The Caboose Too Ultralight Stroller is suitable for use with children from birth to 90 pounds.

Features

Ratings

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Warranty: 

2 year warranty

Pros

  • Easy to push two kids with one hand
  • Sit or stand option is great
  • Turns around in narrow aisles and fits through narrow doorways

Cons

  • The front wheels keep falling off due to the red clips snapping apart
  • There is hardly any room for the child in the second seat
  • Storage area underneath is relatively inaccessible

Chicco Urban Stroller Review - Conclusion

At the beginning of this Chicco Urban Stroller review, we talked about the popularity of the Chicco Urban Stroller. In the end, we are surprised and disappointed with the product. While it has many novel features, it falls way down when it comes to actual usability.

People love the bassinet option, but it has to come out to fold the stroller. The stroller is large and bulky, which makes it difficult in narrow aisles and passages. There are complaints about the wheels locking themselves while it is in the trunk.

Numerous parts have to be removed in order to fold it up with no case to store them in. All the parts together take up all of your trunk space. Try taking all of those loose parts on an airplane ride to Grandma's house.

This is an ideal stroller if you are going to keep it standing in the entryway and take baby on walks to the park, but it is too bulky and clumsy to take in the car every day. Comparatively, the only stroller that tested worse was the Joovy Caboose, in which the plastic wheels come off and the stroller tips over.

On the other hand, we did not come up with any cons for either the Graco or the Britax. They are both fantastic strollers and we would be forced to recommend them above our review stroller.

Chicco Urban Stroller Stars: ***

2 COMMENTS

  1. Nice and Useful. Although once you have more than one kid at home it gets a bit trickier and We have the Britax B-Lively Stroller, and love it too. I agree that it’s easiest to run alongside the stroller.

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